New York Tax Power of Attorney (Form POA-1)

The New York Tax Power of Attorney (Form POA-1) is a document administered by both the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and New York City Department of Finance that permits a taxpayer to bestow authority to one or more individuals so that they can lawfully appear on their behalf as their “Representative” before either of the aforementioned departments. A taxpayer wishing to file this form should note that the Representative they select must be an individual (and not a firm). Once the form has been processed, the Representative may begin to carry out any tax-related acts the taxpayer has provided for in the form.

Signing requirements: Dated and signed by the taxpayer. If it contains the name of the taxpayer’s spouse, their signature is also required on the form.